Eduardo Nunez
Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Slightly behind schedule
Eduardo Nunez, 2B, BOS
4:33 PM
News: Manager John Farrell said part of Nunez's (knee) rehab may take longer than anticipated, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

Nunez was unable to run the bases Wednesday as he had planned, putting his possible return against the Reds over the weekend in doubt. He's set to run the bases in Cincinnati on Friday, after which there will hopefully be a clearer idea of where he's at in his recovery. Nunez has been sidelined since Sept. 10 with a sprained right PCL. Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia will hold down Boston's infield in the meantime.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Returns to lineup Wednesday
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3:14 PM
News: Pedroia (nose) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Pedroia sat out Tuesday to nurse an injury he incurred after being hit in the face by a ball Monday. As planned, he'll return to action Wednesday night. Since coming back from a knee injury at the start of September, Pedroia has hit .295 with a .746 OPS over 13 games.

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Brad Miller
Rays' Brad Miller: Smacks eighth homer Tuesday
Brad Miller, 2B, TB
11:35 AM
News: Miller went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs.

Miller's 422-foot shot to center in the sixth represented the only run of the night for the Rays and served as his first round tripper since Aug. 29. Miller was just 1-for-12 over his previous four games, and despite Tuesday's blast, he's still slashing just .175/.283/.275 in September.

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Ian Kinsler
Tigers' Ian Kinsler: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET
9:39 AM
News: Kinsler is out of the lineup against Oakland on Wednesday.

After starting the past 19 games, Kinsler will get the matinee off prior Thursday's series opener against the Twins. Over that span, the second baseman is hitting .208/.274/.481 with six home runs and eight RBI. Andrew Romine will draw the start in his place.

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Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve: Homers, knocks in two Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
6:53 AM
News: Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.

Altuve is putting the finishing touches on his MVP-caliber season. The home run was his 24th, tying his career-high mark set in 2016. The second baseman leads MLB in batting average (.348) while among the top 10 in OBP (.408), OPS (.967) and stolen bases (31).

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Jed Lowrie
Athletics' Jed Lowrie: Explodes for five RBI in Detroit
Jed Lowrie, 2B, OAK
3:02 AM
News: Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a double, a grand slam, five RBI and two runs against the Tigers on Tuesday.

The last three games have seen Lowrie drive home nine runs courtesy of four extra-base knocks, but his hot streak actually extends all the way back into August -- over his last 17 games, Lowrie's hit .365/.468/.603 with a couple homers, 16 RBI, 15 runs and a startling 13:8 BB:K. The veteran second baseman has easily set a new career high in walks (67) this season, driving what's been one of the best campaigns of his inconsistent, injury-ravaged career.

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Yoan Moncada
White Sox's Yoan Moncada: Racks up three more hits Tuesday
Yoan Moncada, 2B, CHW
9/19/2017
News: Moncada went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Moncada raised his season batting average from .227 to .241 with Tuesday's three-hit performance and is now hitting an impressive .302 during the month of September. The toolsy second baseman is still striking out in nearly a third of his plate appearances, but he's been making enough solid contact recently to make his strikeout rate more palatable. The 22-year-old now has 10 hits in his last five starts and is on pace to turn in a very encouraging final month of the regular season.

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Darwin Barney
Blue Jays' Darwin Barney: Goes deep Tuesday
Darwin Barney, 2B, TOR
9/19/2017
News: Barney went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Royals.

Barney opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and added an RBI single in the next frame. The long ball was only Barney's fifth in 119 games, and he's unlikely to move out of the bottom third of Toronto's order any time soon judging by his .237/.272/.330 line.

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Daniel Robertson
Rays' Daniel Robertson: To be recalled Thursday
Daniel Robertson, 2B, TB
9/19/2017
News: Robertson will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday.

Robertson will make his way to the big leagues after helping Triple-A Durham secure a minor-league championship trophy Tuesday evening. The 23-year-old hit .372 at the Triple-A level this season and will provide an infield bench bat for the Rays upon his arrival.

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Jason Kipnis
Indians' Jason Kipnis: Starting in center field again
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE
9/19/2017
News: Kipnis will start in center field Tuesday for the second game in a row.

With Jose Ramirez and Yandy Diaz both starting regularly in the infield the Indians are taking a look at Kipnis in center field, and the experiment will continue Tuesday night. Kipnis will hit eighth against Angels starter Tyler Skaggs.

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